Read Island Residents Washed Away in the Philippines at Mission Network News.
"Aid is beginning to reach some of the more than 500,000 people in the Philippines. It's been a week since the 195-mile-per-hour winds and 15-foot storm surge battered the Central Philippines. We talked with National Director of the Philippines Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC ), Bishop Efraim Tendero, via Skype. He represents 30,000 churches. "We have at least five cities where 95% of the whole villages were devastated. On one island, the fear is that up to 80% of the people are gone--washed into the sea. So, that's the very painful situation." SEND.org is funneling relief funding through them. Tendero says they'll be providing temporary shelter with 500 tents, although he says this seems insignificant when you think the enormity of the situation. "The whole footprint of the devastation is 36 provinces. So, it's not just one area. There is so much that needs to be done." Supporting SEND ensures the neediest are helped physically as well as spiritually."
Please read Disasters Piling on, One after Another at Mission Network News.
"Heartbreak and devastation still hang over the central Philippines. Christian Aid Mission, your link to indigenous missions, was also affected by the storm. Damage won't stop their ministry, however. This disaster opens opportunities for them to share the Gospel. Recovery efforts will take some time, and water, food, and shelter are critically needed. Pray that Jesus will be made known through this hardship."